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Sale 1016 — Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November, 2011

Category — Western Expresses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1306
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1306, Western ExpressesGreenhood & Newbauer Northern Express, Greenhood & Newbauer Northern ExpressGreenhood & Newbauer Northern Express. Printed frank (Haller FG6, Ty. 1) on 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U10) to San Francisco, "Greenhood & Newbauer's Express, Weaverville Cal." double-line oval handstamp and ms. "May 11" date, minor edge tears at top, Very Fine, attractive use

E. 200-300
400
1307
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1307, Western ExpressesJones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express Co., Denver City, Jan. 5, 1860, Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express Co., Denver City, Jan. 5, 1860Jones & Russell's Pike's Peak Express Co., Denver City, Jan. 5, 1860. Bold strike of circular datestamp on cover with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by "Leavenworth K.T. Jan. 30, 1860" circular datestamp to Spring Green Wis., trivial edgewear, stamp with small tear at lower right and with some slight waterstaining affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine, Jones & Russell operated the express that was absorbed into the Central Overland California & Pikes Peak Express Company, of Pony Express fame

E. 300-400
300
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1308
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1308, Western ExpressesLamping & Co.'s Express, Lamping & Co.'s ExpressLamping & Co.'s Express. Printed frank (Haller FL1, Ty. 1) on 3c Pink entire (U58) to San Francisco, cancelled by "Lamping & Cos. Express Downieville" oval handstamp, conjunctive use with blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Marysville May 15" oval datestamp,some age spots, entire with some oxidation, still Very Fine, Lamping's Express (successor to Langton) served the Downieville mining region and connected with Wells, Fargo & Co. at Marysville

E. 300-400
900
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1309
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1309, Western ExpressesPacific Express Co, Pacific Express CoPacific Express Co. Horse and rider frank (Haller FP1, Ty. 1) on 3c Nesbitt entire cancelled by "Mokelumne Hill Cal. Jan. 8" circular datestamp to San Francisco, couple letters of address strengthened, Extremely Fine appearance

E. 200-300
650
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1310
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1310, Western ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7), Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7)Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 10c Brown (143L7). Three full margins, barely in at right, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Carson City Nov. 13" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire (U35) with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank to Sacramento, sender's instructions "Important. Deliver Immediately", tiny nick at top

VERY FINE. A SCARCE USE OF THE VIRGINIA CITY PONY EXPRESS 10-CENT BROWN.

Scott Retail $4,000.00 makes no sense, considering that the ratio of 10c Brown to 25c Blue covers is 1:3 (according to Gamett census)

E. 3,000-4,000
12,500
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1311
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1311, Western ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8), Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8)Wells, Fargo & Co., Virginia City Pony Express, 25c Blue (143L8). Ample margins to just touched at bottom right where light corner crease, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co. Virginia City Nev. Aug. 23" oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire (U34) with black Wells Fargo & Co. printed frank, to San Francisco, barely reduced at right, entire with some oxidation, gently cleaned, Very Fine appearance

4,500
5,500
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1312
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1312, Western ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co. Nevada Feb. 9, Wells, Fargo & Co. Nevada Feb. 9Wells, Fargo & Co. Nevada Feb. 9. Blue oval datestamp cancels 3c Red Star Die entire with printed frank to San Francisco, minor wear, Very Fine, ex Downing

E. 200-300
140
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1313
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1313, Western ExpressesWells, Fargo & Co., Cedar Pass, Mar. 20, Wells, Fargo & Co., Cedar Pass, Mar. 20Wells, Fargo & Co., Cedar Pass, Mar. 20. Clear strike of blue oval datestamp on 3c Pink entire with printed frank to Lynchburg Va., missing part of top flap and some edgewear, Very Fine, scarce use with the Cedar Pass designation

E. 200-300
750
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1314
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1314, Western Expresses2c Red on Amber entire, Round "O" in "Two" (U248), 2c Red on Amber entire, Round "O" in "Two" (U248)2c Red on Amber entire, Round "O" in "Two" (U248). Used entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. black frank, Chinese writing on front and back, slightly reduced at right, pencil address erased, slight wear, otherwise Fine, an extremely rare postal stationery issue, this catalogues $1,650.00 but we have made four previous attempts to sell it -- our estimate of $50-75 reflects the seller's expectations at this very bleak point

E. 50-75
100
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1315
 
Express cancels on Battleship Revenues. Six album pages with approx. 80 stamps, mostly 1c denominations but also some 2c and couple 10c and "I.R." overprint stamps, each with express company handstamp incl. Adams (one on receipt), Am. Ex., Nat. Ex., W.F. & Co. Ex., U.S.X., Pac. & U.S., C.I.E.X., C&K, So. Ex. Co., Fine and interesting group

E. 150-200
170
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1316
c
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 1316, Western ExpressesBains Merchants Line Telegraph, Office, 29 Wall St, Bains Merchants Line Telegraph, Office, 29 Wall StBains Merchants Line Telegraph, Office, 29 Wall St. Corner card in different shades of red on two locally-addressed covers, one with remnants of contemporary label on top flap causing slight gum staining, other faintly toned, otherwise Fine, an attractive and scarce pair

E. 200-300
140
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